American Veteran Welding’s owner and operator Derrick Aguilar, is a United States Marine Corps Veteran with certified welding and metal fabrication experience.


Aguilar enlisted after graduating high school in Southwest Florida and deploying overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012.


After four honorable years of active service, Derrick continued to move forward in his welding career obtaining higher certifications and various lead welding roles.

In 2018 Derrick established American Veteran Welding LLC, mobile welding and fabrication company. Specializing in custom fabrication and welding repairs to various heavy and earth moving equipment.



American Veteran Welding has been an American Welding Society member since 2016.

Marine Corps Veteran, Derrick Aguilar, started American Veteran Welding after receiving an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces. 

The FGCU Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program awarded a $34,000 grant to Americans Veteran Welding to help the business get started.

American Veteran Welding was selected to participate in the Veterans Florida statewide pitch competition at their annual expo on behalf of Florida Gulf Coast University.